Regular

Fail today 😔

Was outside with Floyd on the rope to the tree, enjoying an iced coffee.

Neighbours dog gets loose and runs down the road. I ignore it because they normally just stay on that side of the road and don’t come over. That was fail #1, I’ll bring Floyd inside next time.

Dog comes flying into my yard and Floyd takes off after it around the house. I for sure expected to hear a yelp or something from hitting the end of the rope… nope. It completely snapped like a piece of string, and off he goes.

I have no idea where he is at this point, I’m listening for tags. He’s in the next door neighbours backyard chasing this dog and comes out around the front. I recall him and he blows me off (not really a fail, will get to that later). The dogs stop in the driveway and Floyd’s like this 😳 full blown, black eyes, tail wagging, eyes fuckin popping out of his head in excitement. This dog is leaping up and bouncing around him and all he wants to do is chase it. I go over and grab his leash and drag him inside.

I’ve never seen him run that fast in my life, he was easily going 40-50kmh (speed limit of cars going by). I know he LOVES to chase dogs but I’ve never had the opportunity to work on his recall with that sort of distraction. He otherwise has a solid recall. Note for the future to work on recall in high stress areas like outside of dog parks.

I have to build a chainspot for him now or get some boating rope for him. At least we know those Stillwater collars hold up!!! I’ve been doing a lot of research on e collars for recall (bought books and DVDs from Tyler Muto, Leerburg, Michael Ellis, Ted Efthymiadis, Larry Krohn) and I planned on getting an e collar for recalls anyways, but this just made me double down lol.

Oh well, you win some and you lose some, and this dog is fortunate that my dog only wanted to chase. (Man would he be good in lure coursing)